Guy's and St Thomas' rated 'good' by CQC

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has been rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission.

£20m to help young people into NHS careers

The Health Secretary has announced £20 million funding to prepare more young people for an entry-level job in the NHS.

New health-data programme launches

Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme.

New activity hub for older patients in Southampton

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has celebrated the opening of an activity hub to serve older patients.

Newborn screening 'not good enough'

A new report has warned that babies born in the UK are missing out on checks for rare but serious health conditions, putting lives at risk.

Government pledges to end smoking by 2030

As part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health, the government has pledged to end smoking by 2030.

Proposals to NHS Pension Scheme out for consultation

DHSC is consulting on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible and transparent for senior clinicians.

Same-day appointments at local pharmacies

Patients with minor health issues will be offered same-day appointments at their local pharmacy, under a new DHSC deal.

Pay rise for thousands working in medicine

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced one of the biggest pay rises in a decade for thousands of NHS doctors and dentists.

Hancock’s ‘no privatisation’ pledge falling short

The Department of Health and Social Care handed a record total of £9.2 billion last year to private providers.

Sepsis hospital admissions more than double in three years

New figures have shown that hospital admissions for deadly sepsis in England have more than doubled in three years.

Deputy Chief People Officer for NHS appointed

NHS England and NHS Improvement have appointed Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice to the role of Deputy Chief People Officer.

North West organisations sign Healthy Weight Declaration

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is among a number of organisations in the North West to sign up to the Food Active Healthy Weight Declaration.

Better Care Fund renewed for 2019 to 2020

Ministers have confirmed that the Better Care Fund will be renewed for 2019 to 2020, bringing the pooled funding to over £6.4 billion.

Shorter courses encouraged when prescribing antibiotics

People are being prescribed unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics which may increase their risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections.

£10 million for nine air ambulance charities

Nine air ambulance charities across England will receive a share of £10 million funding.

Increase in 12 hours waits in Welsh A&E

The number of patients waiting more than 12 hours in hospital emergency departments is four times what it was five years ago.

Government must prioritise alcohol prevention

A number of leading healthcare organisations have expressed their concerns over the impact that alcohol is having on the nation’s health.

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